Egypt Independent

At Cairo’s Sawy Culture Wheel, a new idea for social distancing



Cairo’s Sawy Culture Wheel will resume performances on Thursday, starting with two puppet shows featuring the music of “Umm Kulthum” at 6 and 8 pm in the al-Nahr “River” hall, according to a statement by the center.

Audience attendance will not exceed 25 percent, the events space said. The venue pledges to carry out protective measures against coronavirus and to prevent people without face masks from entering the shows.

In order to encourage social distancing, the venue will place photos of veteran artists on empty chairs between audience members.

Two songs will be performed by the puppet “Umm Kulthum,” accompanied by a complete orchestra. The puppet show will be performed on the first Thursday of every month.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm